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Polaroid Micro SLR Camera

As new, automatic or manual modes. sheet size 4 ½ x 4 ½ inches, built in exposure meter with override. suitable for compound and stereomicroscopes.

Price £83 + vat

Vickers Measuring Micrometer System

A rare Vickers accessory for accurate distance measuring. Mounted on a M17 monocular head, the x 10 kellner eyepiece has micrometer control of the distance between two hairlines. Centring mechanism.

Price £95.65 + vat

Brunel Fibre Optic Unit

This is one of our exclusive fibre optic units. The key feature is flexibility. The double flexible goose neck light guides deliver the equivalent of 100 watts for a halogen unit. The light source has a heavy circular bas to ensure stability. This unit was used only by ourselves for new model assessment. It is now part of our range of lighting units.

Price £225 + vat

YHDO Analogue CCTV Camera

A  high resolution analogue CCTV camera for TV. BNC and S-video connection. 12v power source supplied together with BNC to AV cables. Unused and still its packaging.

Price £95.00 + vat

Vickers Phase Contrast Condenser

In good condition this is a Vickers Phase Contrast condenser with sliding x10 and x40 phase rings. There is an iris diaphragm and centring adjuster. Not often found these days.

Price £37.50 + vat


Diamond Rules Stage Micrometer

These days most standard stage micrometers are in effect transfers. This is a micrometer from a time when accuracy was required and transfer technology was unreliable. This micrometer consists of diamond etched ruled lines. 0.05 inches divided into 0.01 and 0.0005 inches. Prepared by  Martock Designs Somerset.


Microscopy Accessories

Eyepiece Graticule

An eyepiece graticule that will fit standard diameter eyepieces with a graticule shelf. It has a grid of 15 x 1 5  1mm squares. Condition very good.

Price £16.67 + vat


Watson Stage Micrometer

This is an excellent example of stage micrometers before they became transfers. This slide has been ‘skinned’ and the measurement is with lines that are etched through the ‘skin’ with 1mm in 0.1 and 0.01 lines. Very few of these around these days.

Price £18.33 + vat

Watson Stage Micrometer

Watson is probably the one of the former UK microscope manufactures that people remember from the ‘Good Old Days’. This is one of their stage micrometers in good old fashioned inches.

Price £23.33 + vat

Meiji ML Dark Ground Condenser

Virtually unused this is a Meiji  oil immersion dark field condenser. Will fit all the Meiji ML biological microscopes. Massive saving from the list price

Price £104.17 + vat

Zeiss Jena Universal Condenser

This is a condenser unit from Ziess Jena with dovetail fitting. There are three alternate condenser units that will rotate into position, Aplanat (n.a. 1.4), achromat (n.a. 0.3) and a oil darkfield unit. Condition very good.


Price £45.83 + vat

Stereomicroscope LED Ring Light

This is a new item recently introduced to our range of lighting. The 78 LED’s are arranged in two concentric rings. The control box allows brightness control.. The ring light will fit all the zoom stereomicroscopes in the Brunel range and will fit others providing they have parallel sided turrets up to a maximum of 65mm in diameter.


Price £62.50 + vat

Dual LED Light Source

This is one of our own LED light source units that has been used only as a demonstration unit by ourselves. Rheostat brightness control with a double flexible light that delivers as much brightness as a 100watt fibre optic system. Condition excellent.


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Leitz Freezing Microtome

This is not really for the amateur but for those with some experience of microtomy. The microtome was used to cut frozen sections of fixed material by using the sudden expansion of compressed carbon dioxide gas from a cylinder. The connection pipe and freezing stage are present but should only be attached to a cylinder of gas by those who are experienced with the procedure. It currently has a stage that will take paraffin blocks attached to a wooden chuck which can also be sectioned by this microtome. Sectioning knife included. The microtome is clearly well used but is fully functional.

Price £325.00 + vat

Graticules Stage Micrometer

Graticules of Tonbridge Wells were probably for some time the definitive supplier of microscopy measuring equipment. This is a stage micrometer of 1mm divided into 100 parts of 0.01 mm. Condition excellent


Price £21.67 + vat

Samsung CCTV Camera

Twenty years ago these sort of CCTV cameras were totally unaffordable for amateur use. The digital world has changed all that, but these analogue units still have advantages over their digital competition. Because they give an analogue image straight to a TV there is no buffering and for demonstration of matters such as dissection under a stereomicroscope the images are totally smooth and immediate. This unit is new and unused and available at a ‘silly price’.


Price £50.00 +vat

Gillett & Sibert Stage

In good condition this is a Gillett & Sibert mechanical stage in perfect working order. Drop down coaxial movement controls. Slide retaining arm and double vernier scale.

Price £54.17 + vat

Brunel Digicam WiFi Camera

Used only by ourselves for customer demonstrations. The Brunel Digicam Cameras are stand alone streaming cameras that provide a continuous live image to a laptop or PC. The Digicam units work with Windows (from XP to 10). Unlike the Eyecam, these cameras need a cctv adapter to link the camera to standard microscope eyetubes and the cctv adapter can be inserted into the monocular eyetube (23.2mm), or one of the binocular or into the trinocular tube of almost all microscopes. The WiFi units have their own IP address and can send images to any other WiFi enabled unit such as a mobile phone, laptop, PC or iPad etc. These can be used where distance prevents corded connection of the camera to a computer. The WiFi signal reduces the potential resolution and these are available at 1M. Sold with CCTV adapter, USB lead and software.

Price £145.83 + vat

Vickers Image Splitting Eyepiece

Made by Vickers, this is an auxiliary device for microscopes whereby the image formed by the microscope objective is divided by beam dividers into two parts which form two split images which are movable for the purpose of measuring linear distances in the object plane of the microscope, and for measuring such distances along any meridian in said plane. In good condition

Price £54.17 + vat


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CCTV Camera

A very compact CCTV camera with BNC and S-video output options. Costar branded. For those who want a TV image from their microscope, this maybe ageing technology but represents a bargain.

Price £ 37.50 + vat

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Zenith Biolam Reflected Light System

These units are very hard to find these days particularly in such good condition, it appears unused. The LOMO OI-21 reflected light system will convert any of the Biolam range to the potential of a metallurgical microscope. This system is complete with original box and consists of the light path with filter slots and iris diaphragm and three spare lamps. Four epi-objectives x9 (0.20), x21 (0.40), x40 (0.65) and x95 oil (1.0) together with a achromatic x95 oil. Full filter set including polarising and the specimen drum with stage clips. Also supplied is a new CE certified transformer box for the 8v 20 watt lighting system.


Zenith Biolam KF-4 Phase Contrast System

Another apparently unused Biolam accessory that is complete including original box. The KF-4 phase system consists of a Zernike phase condenser and focusing telescope and four phase contrast objectives x10, x20, x40 and x95 oil immersion and even the original green filter. Fits any of the Zenith Biolam range. Condition as new.

Price £208.33 + vat

View Solutions Objective Ring Light

This is actually an unused unit. A halogen light source with a fibre optic ring light designed to fot around an objective to provide incident lighting. The ring light has thumb nuts that allow it to be attached to objectives with an external diameter of 18 to 33mm maximum. The fibre optic itself is flexible and 800mm in length. Exceptional value.

Price £205.00 + vat

Reichert Zetopan Phase Contrast System

A Reichert Zetopan Zernike phase contrast system. These are difficult t find these days particularly with the original box. The system consists of the Zernike phase contrast condenser (with bright field position), phase telescope and a four position turret with three phase contrast objectives - x25 (0.45), x63 with inbuilt iris diaphragm (0.75) and x100 oil immersion with inbuilt iris diaphragm (1.25). Phase ring adjustment keys, objective pots and green filter. Condition excellent.

Price £404.17 + vat

SLR Photography Adapter

A two part SLR photomicrography attachment that will fit around standard sized eyetubes of compound microscopes (not 30mm diameter). It need camera specific T2 ring (Canon, Nikon, Pentax etc).

Price £18.33 + vat

Stereomicroscope Ring Strip Light

This Brunel ring light will fit all our zoom stereomicroscopes with the appropriate adapter. It may also fit other makes providing the stereohead has a parallel sided cowling and is less than 65mm in diameter. The unit consists of a fluorescent circular strip light which attaches to the bottom of the stereohead. The ring light is 240v with an on/off switch and provides excellent vertical illumination that is softer than LED lighting. This is a new product used only for our assessment purposes.

Price £45.00 + vat

Stereomicroscope LED Ring Light

This ring light will fit all our zoom stereomicroscopes with the appropriate adapter. It may also fit other makes providing the stereohead has a parallel sided cowling and is less than 65mm in diameter. The unit consists of double ring of 86 individual LED’s in a compact arrangement that has a direct brightness control attached.The ring light is 240v with an on/off switch. This is a new product used only for our assessment purposes.

Price £60.00 + vat

Zeiss Jena Moving Scale Eyepiece

This is a moving scale micrometer eyepiece by Zeiss Jena. It will fit into any standard compound microscope and will clamp into place the scale can then be moved using the calibrated micrometer control. The front lens can be focused to suit the individual. Complete with wooden box. Condition good.

Price £31.67 + vat

Stereomicroscope Polarising Ring Light

This is a new addition to our lighting range and has been used only by ourselves for product assessment. The ring light has 78 individual LED’s and a polarising filter system that can be rotated to reduce glare from highly reflective surfaces such as metals. This unit will fit all the zoom stereomicroscopes in the Brunel range. It may also fit some other makes providing the stereohead cowling has parallel sides and is less than 65mm in diameter.